Thursday, November 12, 2009
It seems that I have forgotten how to take a shower—I choked twice in the shower this morning. Apparently you can’t inhale when you’re under the water (there is always plenty of time to inhale in between cupfuls with my bucket baths). Today we took a boat from Maxixe to Inhambane city, which took about 30 minutes and I was pretty certain the motor was going to die a few times. We water is deceivingly shallow, even after the boat had been moving for ten minutes there were men standing out in the water fishing with the water at about their waists. It was kind of surreal. We then caught a chapa from Inhambane to Tofo beach, the famously beautiful tourist trap, to meet up with about 40 other Peace Corps people, current volunteers and their visiting trainees. One thing that sucked about Tofo was that there were white people everywhere, so we got mistaken for tourists too, meaning that vendors would try to speak English to us and would try to charge us about 4x as much as they should.